Does God still speak to us? And How?

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21.

Yes. God still speaks to us. The same God who spoke to Noah and told him to build an ark, the same God who spoke to Abraham and told him to leave his father’s house, the same God who told the 12 disciples to follow Him, the same God who asked Paul why he was persecuting Him? that same God through His Son Jesus Christ speaks to us today. The question however is are we listening to His voice? Now more than ever we desperately need to hear His voice and know His will for our lives.

God can speak to us however and whichever way it pleases Him, it ultimately depends on how He wants to communicate and make His will known to that Child of His. Nonetheless here are three primary ways God speaks to us today:

  1. Through His Word – The Bible:
    The Bible is called God’s Word. I like how Uncle Angus Buchan, the South African preacher puts it – “The Bible is God in Print”.
    So the primary means of God’s communication to His children is the Bible. The Bible has many promises, consequences, commandments, instructions, directly from God. It has many stories and testimonies for us to learn from, so as to not repeat the mistakes and sins committed by even great men and women of Faith.
    The Bible is our “Daily Bread”, it is our Heavenly Manna, it is the Bread of Life. Read it daily, to know the mind of Christ, the Heart of God and the power of the Gospel.
  2. Through His Holy Spirit:
    Jesus told His disciples before ascending to Heaven that He will send them the Helper, that Helper is the Holy Spirit. The same Helper is in us, i.e. in those who have put their trust and faith in God’s begotten Son – Jesus Christ, for their Salvation, to escape the wrath of God and to receive His forgiveness and everlasting life. This Holy Spirit of God will give us peace in times of storm, it will guide you and help you to take wise decisions and give you the perfect peace and joy before you take a decision in life. He will also convict you if you are heading outside the Will of God. Be still and know that He is God.
  3. Through your Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
    Do not go to your brothers or sisters in Christ immediately after you face challenges or in case you need an advice… Jesus, must always be the first Person you go to in Prayer and through the meditation of His Word (reading the Bible). It could be that God will send a brother or sister in Christ to you with a Word of advice. Or after spending time in prayer, you may feel the need to speak to a brother or sister, to know their view about a particular situation. I remember (before receiving Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour) when I was reading and praying without ceasing, to know the truth, to get some peace, to know that there is hope for my future… When I was completely cast down, God sent a brother in Christ (my childhood friend), to share that message of Hope, the message of Everlasting Life in Christ Jesus, and that is when I decided to follow Jesus and stopped listening to other gloomy voices in my head.

Our ultimate purpose in life is to Glorify God. So let us spend more time in prayer, meditating on His Word and following the guidance of His Holy Spirit to remain in the perfect will of God.

Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?

“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17.

Dear reader, today no matter what challenges, difficulties, impossibilities, hopelessness etc. you must be going through, just ask one question to your soul, is there anything too hard for the Lord? The answer to this question is a big No! Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him. “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27. Casting all your cares on Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.

These Bible verses are quite clear and in plain language, Jesus cares for you and therefore cast all your cares, worries, anxieties, challenges, fears, impossibilities upon Him. Cry out to Him, remind our Lord His promises, worship Him and praise Him. And He who knows your name and He who knew you even before the foundation of the earth, will come to your rescue. He will walk with you and not let you be burnt, He will not let you be drowned, but He will walk with you through the fire, through the waters and bring you out of them all as He promised in His Word. Know this, God is not man that He should lie, He promised and He will deliver, but dear reader, you must also do your part, which is trust in Him, confess and repent of your sins, and if you are not His, then first come to Him and believe in God’s only Son, Jesus Christ whom He sent to lay down His life for you, for the redemption and forgiveness of your sins, and also believe that God raised Him from the dead on the third day.

Take all things to God in prayer and worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

Dear Father, we come to you in Jesus name and ask you to keep your Word and rescue us from our troubles, and help us overcome our challenges. Lord, we praise You, for You never leave us nor have forsaken us, but are walking with us through this fire and water without allowing us to be burnt or drowned. Thank you Father for bring us through this all and refining us to through this all. In Jesus mighty name, Amen!

Call Unto Me in the day of Trouble

“Call unto me in the day of trouble, I will save you and you will praise me”. Psalm 50:15:

God is not man that He should break His promises or lie. As all His promises, this one has also been very true and real to me. Every time I was in trouble or needed deliverance from any problem, I would cry out to Him, call out to Him and ask Him to deliver me and rescue me yet again, as He did it in the past. And Everytime, He would deliver and I would praise His name.

Run to Him dear reader, run to Him whether you are in trouble or in haven; run to Him when you have done good and especially when you feel you are in the worse of worst situation. Our God hears and our God delivers, just call out Him name – JESUS, and He will deliver you and you will praise Him.

Dear Lord, you are good and gracious, you are not man that you should lie and not keep your promises. You O Lord have also kept your word and have always heard the cry of your children, and you have always delivered us from our troubles and from the evil one. To You o Lord be all glory and honour, now and for ever more. Amen!